Could you use your online networks to help us to recruit new potential donors?
Educating people about joining the stem cell register is really effective – and social media is a great way to reach as wide an audience as possible.
Social channels like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are designed for people to use without having to be experts in technology or design. They’re an effective, easy way to get your message out there.
For lots of helpful hints and tips about spreading awareness online, download our guide by clicking on the image below:
Recruiting young men:
Young men make up only 15% of our register, but they’re far more likely to be chosen to donate by transplant centres and provide nearly half of all donations.
If you have access to a network of young men – for example, if you play on a football team, or know someone who does – you could use some more specific tweets to encourage them to join the register. Take a look at page 13 of the guide for some template posts and tweets.
Recruiting black, Asian, and minority ethnic donors:
There aren’t nearly enough people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds on the stem cell donor registers worldwide.
We urgently need more people from these backgrounds to sign up – because there are less people from BAME ethnicities in the UK, they’re at an immediate disadvantage when it comes to finding a matching donor. Take a look at page 14 of the guide for some template posts and tweets.
Fundraise for us:
It costs £40 to recruit each new potential lifesaver to our register – so we need people to raise vital funds as well as signing up!
There are so many ways you can support us – from donating money, to taking part in an organised event, or fundraising with your friends, every pound you can give or raise helps give more people a second chance at life.
One of our recent fundraisers told us: ‘I enjoyed every bit of raising money for such a fantastic cause - I'd do it again in a heartbeat.’ If you’d like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you!
If you’d like to promote Anthony Nolan on your own website, forum or blog, just let us know and we can provide a suitable logo and text for you to use. If you have contacts in the press that you think could be useful, you can contact our press team on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other ideas to spread awareness and raise funds, please do get in touch – we’d be really happy to help. And finally, we’ve said it before but we’ll say it again: thank you!
Information published: 01/11/16
Next review due: 01/11/19